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Ibolya Horvath
by Шамиль Магомедов
published on 01 October 2018

Derbent is renown for its citadel (“Naryn-Kala” or “Dagh Bary” in Persian) and its imposing walls that date from the 6th century CE. Derbent prospered for over 1,500 years under Persian, Arab, Turkish, Azeri, Mongol, Timurid, and Russian rule due to its position on the Silk Road and geostrategic importance as the gateway to the Caucasus. UNESCO declared Derbent's citadel, ancient city, and defensive walls to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 CE.

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Магомедов, Ш. (2018, October 01). Walls at Derbent. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9289/walls-at-derbent/

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